This Is The Worst Thing To Find In An Airbnb Rental -- I Hope They Got A Refund

This Is The Worst Thing To Find In An Airbnb Rental — I Hope They Got A Refund

Love or hate it, Airbnb is here to stay. The company, which allows people to rent out their homes or spare rooms to people visiting towns and cities all over the world, has attracted more than its fair share of controversy over the years. Some swear by the service, but others have sworn to destroy it. Whichever camp you fall into, it’s hard to deny the company’s success. That being said, every successful company has its hiccups. What happened to a group of tourists hoping to enjoy the French countryside was a hiccup of epic proportions. Earlier this week, French police responded to a call that the decomposing body of a woman had been found in the garden of this picturesque home. NBC News The people who placed the call were young folks in their early 20s who’d found the location on Airbnb. The owners of the home were on […]

Love UFOs? Well, Then I Have Some Bad News For You -- All Those Sightings Are Fake

Love UFOs? Well, Then I Have Some Bad News For You — All Those Sightings Are Fake

If you’re anything like me, then you’re a firm believer in UFOs and life on other planets. Sadly, we UFO believers lead hard lives because even though we have faith, there is little to no hard evidence of UFOs actually existing. Usually, this is where the article would take a turn and I would say, “Until now.” Sadly, it’s not that kind of article. According to a well-respected former NASA engineer, all UFO sightings are founded on falsehood. James Oberg worked at NASA mission control in the late 1990s before becoming a space journalist and historian. iStock Oberg says he actually paid very little attention to UFOs until relatively recently. His scientific opinion on the matter: All sighting are fakes or tricks of the light. iStock The majority of UFO sightings are nothing more than “space dandruff,” or they come as a result of our human brains misunderstanding what traveling […]

Disney Closed This Park Back In 2001, And It's A Creepy, Abandoned Masterpiece Today

Disney Closed This Park Back In 2001, And It’s A Creepy, Abandoned Masterpiece Today

When you think of Disney and the company’s theme parks, you don’t often think of abandoned, creepy places, do you? And there’s a good reason for that. In its entire history, Disney has only permanently closed two parks. One of those parks was in Bay Lake, Florida, and it was called River Country. Since 2001, the property has become overgrown in its abandonment. When photographer and urban explorer Seph Lawless discovered it during one of his recent travels, he shed light on the park’s beautiful decay. River Country first opened back in 1976, and it managed to do pretty consistent business up until the end of 2001. Seph Lawless The park closed for the last time on November 2, 2001. In April of 2002, it was announced that River Country would not reopen for summer. Its days had finally come to an end. Seph Lawless According to news articles from […]

How They Maintain Lenin's Mummified Corpse Is Bizarre But Totally Fascinating

How They Maintain Lenin’s Mummified Corpse Is Bizarre But Totally Fascinating

For those who might not be familiar with world history, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov — better known as Vladimir Lenin — changed the world in 1917. That year, his own intervention and the intervention of his supporters caused the collapse of Tsarist Russia and ushered in the era of the Soviet Union. Despite his death during the early years of the USSR, he is still considered to be one of the founders of modern-day Russia. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Even though Lenin died in 1924, his corpse can still be seen on display in the capital city of Moscow. Reddit / W_W_W_A googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Lenin’s body was buried in a specially erected mausoleum Moscow’s Red Square. Other than a brief period during World War II, the corpse has been on constant display to the public. Reddit / W_W_W_A Over the years, the Russian government has used various methods to […]

8 Disgusting Facts About Ancient Rome That Will Make You Nauseous

8 Disgusting Facts About Ancient Rome That Will Make You Nauseous

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Ancient Rome was a pretty amazing place. Between 753 BC and 476 AD, Romans were among the most technologically and culturally advanced people on Earth. Despite them forming the basis of modern society, Romans held a number of pretty insane beliefs and practices, at least by today’s standards. Here are a few of the most disgusting. (If you’re in the middle of eating lunch, maybe you should save this one for later.) 1. The Poop Sponge iStock Rome was one of the first cities in the world to have what we might consider an advanced plumbing system. Public toilets in Rome were commonplace. While this might seem like great news, these public toilets weren’t without their downsides. For example, they were hardly ever cleaned. When you were done, instead of toilet paper, there was just a single sponge on a stick that everyone in the public […]

This Story Of Serial Killer Richard Ramirez Terrorizing People In Prison Is Chilling

This Story Of Serial Killer Richard Ramirez Terrorizing People In Prison Is Chilling

If you follow serial killers at all, you know that one of the worst ones was Richard Ramirez, perhaps better known as the Night Stalker. Ramirez terrorized California in the mid-1980s. He made a name for himself because of the brutality of his crimes and his outrageous courtroom antics following his arrest. His terror spree didn’t stop once he got to jail, however. Apparently, he liked to torment fellow inmates as well. Back in 2011, when actor Todd Bridges released his autobiography called “Killing Willis: From Diff’rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted,” we got a little glimpse into the psychological games Ramirez liked to play. Wikipedia “Richard Ramirez was a strange cat. The thing that was interesting about being in jail with him was that he had killed somebody in Northridge during the time I was living there, and I remember how scared we […]

This Guy Rendered His Own Brain Scan In 3-D And It's Morbid, But Also Fascinating

This Guy Rendered His Own Brain Scan In 3-D And It’s Morbid, But Also Fascinating

If you stop and think about it, medical technology is almost like modern-day science fiction. Although the media and society at large pay attention to technological advancements, an outsized share of that attention is focused on more consumer-oriented inventions. What gets lost in the shuffle is medical technology that is slowly becoming the stuff we once only found in books and movies. Take, for example, what Redditor taurus_manure was able to do following an MRI scan for migraines. He was able to take data from his MRI scan and use another piece of software to create these 3-D renderings of his own skull. Reddit / taurus_manure Pretty wild, right? According to taurus_manure, the process of producing work like this is surprisingly easy. Reddit / taurus_manure What you need to do is first get a copy of the MRI data from your doctor. You might have to pay a small fee, […]

The U.S. Government Supposedly Has A Treaty With This Alien Race...

The U.S. Government Supposedly Has A Treaty With This Alien Race…

The question of are we alone in the universe has a variety of answers depending on who’s asking and who’s answering the query. For UFO and paranormal believers, the answer is a resounding yes, but some people take it further than that. They believe that not only are there aliens out there, but that they frequently visit Earth and even have a treaty with the U.S. government. These aliens are called The Greys, and this, according to conspiracy theorists, is the story of how they forged a treaty… Most stories put the year of the treaty in 1954. According to legend, a delegation of grey aliens arrived at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California with the sole purpose of contacting President Dwight D. Eisenhower to hammer out an agreement. Wikipedia According to some, the deal was called the Tau IX Treaty for the Preservation of Humanity. iStock Essentially, they […]

Did The U.S. Government Poke A Hole In Space And Time? Some Say Yes

Did The U.S. Government Poke A Hole In Space And Time? Some Say Yes

Have you heard of the Montauk Project? For those who aren’t familiar with it, it is a supposed secret government project with the aim of facilitating time travel and ways for us to travel between dimensions. Some of the stories (all of them unconfirmed) about the Montauk Project became the basis for Netflix’s most recent smash hit, “Stranger Things.” googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); While the conspiracy theory of the Montauk Project breaks down into many different individual theories, the main thread is that the U.S. government managed to create an interdimensional portal in the space-time continuum back in the 1980s. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); But they didn’t do it alone. They had assistance from secret technology left behind by Nikola Tesla (and some helpful aliens, of course). iStock Most of the “evidence” for the Montauk Project comes from a book of the same name written by Preston B. Nichols […]

This Old Video Is A Tutorial For One Seriously Disturbing Procedure

This Old Video Is A Tutorial For One Seriously Disturbing Procedure

Brain surgery is a delicate procedure now, but back in the day, it was even more nerve-wracking. Doctors had to use tools and techniques that would be considered barbaric by today’s standards. The movement toward using more modern methods in the 1920s eventually picked up steam, but it was a slow process, as this brain surgery training film from that era illustrates. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); It’s a little hard to follow, but here’s a transcript of the video’s text for your reference: Drilling a pin-hole through scalp and skull, 4 cm. to right of middle line, well in front of Rolandic fissure. After penetrating the skull with the grooved drill, stilette and blunt, hollow needle are inserted along the track. On reaching cavity of Lateral Ventricle, cerebrospinal fluid appears. Cisternal or Sub-Occipital puncture. Needle inserted immediately above 2nd cervical spine, pencil in patient’s ear to guide aim of needle. […]

He Posted A Picture Of A Stranger At His Door And Hasn't Been Heard From Since

He Posted A Picture Of A Stranger At His Door And Hasn’t Been Heard From Since

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); With all the smart home appliances taking the market by storm these days, it was just a matter of time before someone created a smart doorbell. I know, it sounds kind of dumb, but it’s actually pretty neat. It connects to your smartphone and sends you a notification every time you have a visitor. Cool right? Well, it can be equally creepy under the right circumstances… About a week ago, Redditor FatNDepressed received a series of notifications from his smart home app, informing him that he had a visitor. Not too creepy, right? Look at the time stamps for each of those notifications… Reddit / FatNDepressed googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); His smart doorbell also takes a snapshot each time it detects a visitor. This is one of the pictures it took. Terrifying, right? Looks like someone has a stalker. Reddit / FatNDepressed While that is creepy […]

Okay, Who Thought It Was A Good Idea To Open A Kalashnikov Store In An Airport?

Okay, Who Thought It Was A Good Idea To Open A Kalashnikov Store In An Airport?

It’s pretty safe to say that Russia is a land of extremes. Judging by some of the wacky stories that make news over here in the States, Russians don’t do anything halfway. It’s all or nothing. However, as you might imagine, that tendency can go a little too far. Take, for example, the latest addition to the Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); That stylish “K” stands for Kalashnikov, the legendary gunmaker of the AK-47 assault rifle. Getty Images googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Kalashnikov recently opened a store selling souvenirs in the busy airport, and it’s obviously causing a stir. Getty Images The store is stocked with shirts, jackets, and hats bearing the company logo. Getty Images Oh, and you can buy plastic replicas of their famous guns. Getty Images googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); }); Obviously, they’re not equipped with the orange tip that typically denotes a replica gun […]

The Folklore Behind The Hollywood Horror Movie 'The Witch' Is Truly Terrifying

The Folklore Behind The Hollywood Horror Movie ‘The Witch’ Is Truly Terrifying

If you’re a fan of genuinely creepy horror films, then you’ve probably heard about the upcoming movie from director Robert Eggers called The Witch. So far, the reviews for the film have been stellar, and audiences are delighted by the genuinely unnerving horror of The Witch. When the credits roll and the lights go up, most people believe that everything they saw was simply a work of fiction and they have nothing to worry about, right? Well, not so fast… This week, Eggers sat down to talk about his new film and exactly how he researched it. iStock As it turns out, the film was inspired by history, not fiction. “In the early modern period, the real world and the fairy tale world — for everyone but the extreme intelligentsia — were the same thing. People really believed that the old lady down the lane that they were calling a […]

This Disturbing Episode Of 'The X-Files' Has A Surprising Origin Story

This Disturbing Episode Of ‘The X-Files’ Has A Surprising Origin Story

“The X-Files” is well-known for its generally creepy vibe. However, there are particular episodes that certainly stand out on the freaky spectrum. While everyone has their personal favorite, many fans agree that one of the creepiest episodes of the cult classic is Home. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); But there’s something especially weird about the supposedly fictional story. In the episode Home, agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder are called on to investigate the murder of a baby found on the outskirts of a small town in Pennsylvania. YouTube / PEZGIRL77 Eventually, the pair’s investigation leads them to the creepy house pictured above. Living there is a family of three deformed brothers and their limbless, amputee mother who had previously been assumed dead. The twist? The baby was hers. Feedback on the episode was so extreme that Fox vowed to never air it again (they did). googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); While […]

This Terrifying Face Was Created By The Same People Who First Put A Man On The Moon

This Terrifying Face Was Created By The Same People Who First Put A Man On The Moon

NASA is obviously known first and foremost for space exploration (and for helping us win the Cold War, of course). Back in the day, though, NASA didn’t just research rocket ships and space flight. They dabbled in all sorts of experiments. While plenty of this old research is still classified, bits of information have leaked over the years. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); One of NASA’s freakiest experiments of all time is the so-called “NASA Android.” While it never made it to full production (for reasons you’ll soon see), this hydraulic-powered prototype looks like it’s straight out of a freaky science-fiction movie. Don’t believe me? See for yourself in the video below. (via Reddit) If, for whatever reason, you want to get to know this thing a little bit better, it’s currently on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Read more: […]

They Found This Statue In The Woods And From The Looks Of It, The Thing's Cursed

They Found This Statue In The Woods And From The Looks Of It, The Thing’s Cursed

When someone says they’ve found a haunted object in the woods and it’s ruining their life, you might understandably not believe them, or at the very least, be skeptical of their claims. However, the case of the so-called “Crone,” an object that was found in a cave in New York, might make you change your tune. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Earlier this year, Redditor wiggedhikerthrway and his friend were hiking in the woods of New York’s Catskill Mountains. While they were exploring, they found a hidden cave with a peculiar wooden figure inside. There were nails in its eyes and a noose around its neck. Reddit / wiggedhikerthrway googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Getting a bad feeling from the object, wiggedhikerthrway told his friend to leave it and get out of there. The friend, being a skeptic of the paranormal, decided to take the object with him. Oh, what a mistake […]

Today Is Australia Day, So Here Are 20 Horrid Things You Can Expect To Find There

Today Is Australia Day, So Here Are 20 Horrid Things You Can Expect To Find There

To many folks, there is no place more magical than the land Down Under. Australia is a wonderful nation filled with wonderful people, and every year on January 26, Aussie people celebrate their heritage on the aptly named holiday of Australia Day. While Australia is a diverse country, it’s also home to more than its fair share of horrifying stuff. On this Australia Day, let’s take a moment to celebrate all of the epic nopeness that Oz has to offer. 1. Be careful while walking around holes in your backyard if you live in Australia. There’s probably something unpleasant waiting for you at the bottom. Reddit / tatnell10 2. Always double check your light fixtures for snakes before turning them on. Reddit / CeterumCenseo85 3. Not even domestic air travel is safe from snakes. You kind of have to feel bad for the thing. Reddit / DehydratedPenguin 4. This 28-foot-long […]

12 Insane Pictures From Rio, Where The Olympics Are Being Held Days From Now

12 Insane Pictures From Rio, Where The Olympics Are Being Held Days From Now

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); We’re just a few days away from the start of the 2016 Olympic Games, taking place in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While the Olympics are typically a time for celebration, this year’s Games have garnered quite a bit of controversy. Things in Rio…well, let’s just say they could be better at this point. Here are a few photos that illustrate just what’s going on there. 1. This is a packet of cocaine recently picked up by Brazilian police with the Olympic logo on it. W Rio można już kupić koks z olimpijskim logo (fot. HO / POLICIA CIVIL / AFP) pic.twitter.com/kMW3eaFS2u — Michał Koper (@michalkoper77) July 28, 2016 2. That sure looks like a body rolled up in a sleeping bag. It was found in a city irrigation canal. Reddit / kernan_rio googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); 3. Garbage, garbage everywhere. Reddit / jjlew080 […]

Fishing Is More Of An Extreme Sport Than You Ever Thought It Was...

Fishing Is More Of An Extreme Sport Than You Ever Thought It Was…

Fishing is considered by most to be a relaxing activity. When you’re out on the water, you’re communing with nature in a way that’s almost meditative. But not all fishing is like this. Trout fishing might be slow and boring, but hunting for bigger fish like marlin…well, that’s basically an extreme sport. At the very least it can lead to some extreme sports-like injuries. Just check out the video below if you don’t believe me. WARNING: This video is seriously NSFW. I assume that since they uploaded the video that the injured guy made it to the hospital in time to save his leg. Still, though, that is a nasty injury. Which is why I’ll stick to playing video games as my main hobby and not fishing… Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/fishing-accident/

They Were Both On The Same Bus, But Only One Of Them Got Off Of It Alive

They Were Both On The Same Bus, But Only One Of Them Got Off Of It Alive

If you’ve ever taken public transportation, you know that weirdos abound. I’m sure that Canadian Tim McLean, a frequent rider of public buses, had a variety of tactics in his arsenal when it came to avoiding said weirdos. But on the night of July 30, 2008, no strategy could have saved him from what happened. The incident took place near the small city of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, on a bus trip from Edmonton to McLean’s hometown of Winnipeg. iStock McLean, pictured below, used Greyhound bus services frequently, since he traveled the country working as a carnival barker. On this particular trip, he was heading home after working at a fair in Alberta. CBC News As the bus made its way along the Yellowhead Highway through Saskatchewan, it made a stop in Ericsson, Manitoba, where a passenger named Vince Weiguang Li boarded the vehicle. Murderpedia var OX_ads = OX_ads || […]

A Woman Eating Live Scorpions Is Horrifying...I Don't Even Know Where To Begin

A Woman Eating Live Scorpions Is Horrifying…I Don’t Even Know Where To Begin

One of the best parts of traveling is experiencing the culinary delights of different parts of the world. From a Western perspective, China offers up some of the most…unique foods of all time. More specifically, Chinese street food is unlike anything you’ll find in most parts of North America or Europe. As evidence, I present to you the following video. It features a woman at a market in China enjoying some tasty skewers…of live, baby scorpions. I know — it sounds insane. Stranger yet, she seems to be genuinely enjoying the taste of them. Best not to watch this around lunchtime, I think. I’m all for trying new foods, but I think eating squirming baby scorpions is just a little too exotic for me. To each their own, as they say. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/scorpion-eater/

This Chemical Reaction Is Never-Ending...And It's Oddly Gross AND Terrifying

This Chemical Reaction Is Never-Ending…And It’s Oddly Gross AND Terrifying

When people say that the truth is stranger than fiction, I think that also applies to science. Even though science is a very objective thing, it can still occasionally create something that looks like it came straight out of a horror movie. Take for example an old trick known as the Pharaoh’s Serpent. Pharaoh’s Serpent is a type of firework made from mercury(II) thiocyanate (Hg(SCN)2) that when ignited makes a winding snake-like creation. While it’s not as scary as something like Frankenstein’s monster, it’s still pretty unsettling to see the chemical reaction take place. Pure nope. Catch the video of the full chemical reaction below. YouTube I bet there are some pretty dangerous fumes being produced here. That is cool…and just a little freaky — especially with the music. If you want to try out a Pharaoh’s Serpent on your own, this same YouTuber posted an in-depth tutorial, which you […]

Alaska Might Have A Serious Serial Killer Problem On Its Hands

Alaska Might Have A Serious Serial Killer Problem On Its Hands

From the 1970s until the 1990s, America was the playground for some of the world’s most notorious serial killers. Lately, however, things have been suspiciously quiet on the serial killer front. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); American law enforcement has not had to deal with another Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer for a while, but officers in Alaska may have a new psychopath on their hands. Since June 2016, police in Anchorage, Alaska, have been investigating 15 homicides that share a similar mode of operation (MO). Nearly all 15 took place late at night along isolated trails. In at least three of the cases, there was more than one victim. iStock googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); As of this writing, the killings remain unsolved. While local police search for the killer, they’ve warned residents to stay safe. They’re hesitating to say that this is a case of serial killing, but it’s looking […]

This Looks Like A Normal Animal...Until You Hear Its Bizarre Story

This Looks Like A Normal Animal…Until You Hear Its Bizarre Story

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Most of the time, science is a wonderful and awe-inspiring thing. But every once in a while, science can take a turn for the worse (which can be so creepy). This month, we can say for certain that a handful of scientists crossed that line when they created one of the world’s first artificial lifeforms. If you saw this cute little stingray during your beach vacation, you would never suspect it to be an artificial organism, right? But it is. A semi-robot biohybrid stingray (another precursor to Blade Runner): https://t.co/E4iWFTXETo — Josh Calder (@Geofutures) July 15, 2016 This semi-robotic stingray came to be when researcher Kit Kevin Parker saw his daughter become entranced while watching stingrays at the aquarium. Parker wondered if it might be possible for him to create a muscle that moved in much the same way. This #robot stingray made from rat cells […]

If You Think Spiders Are Bad, Wait Until You See What A 'Spider Frost' Looks Like

If You Think Spiders Are Bad, Wait Until You See What A ‘Spider Frost’ Looks Like

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); If you think that finding a spider in the corner of your room is a terrifying experience, then you should be thankful that you don’t live in rural Victoria, Australia. Residents there are currently experiencing what can only be described as “spider frost.” If that sounds terrifying, just wait until you see it… Does that look like frost or spider webs to you? If you said spider webs, then you’re right on the money. Reddit / mad66 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Fields and forests all around rural Victoria are full of these frost-like spider webs. Reddit / mad66 So where the heck did all these webs come from? Most likely this “frost” is the result of a mass migration by baby spiders. Reddit / mad66 Many species of young spiders use a technique known as ballooning to hitch a ride on the wind to find a […]

Do You Love Science? Watch This Guy Completely Destroy It In 30 Seconds

Do You Love Science? Watch This Guy Completely Destroy It In 30 Seconds

When it comes to picking the right foods at the grocery store, it can sometimes be hard to separate fact from fiction. There is so much information about what’s good for you and vice versa…it’s pretty hard to keep it all straight. A good rule of thumb, though, is that if something sounds too good or too outrageous to be true, it usually is. Which is why when you hear people like David “Avocado” Wolfe talking about the latest “super foods,” it’s best to take what they’re saying with a heaping scoop of salt. Case in point, the video below where Wolfe talks about chocolate… I mean, we all know chocolate is good for you, but when you start calling foods “octaves” of unrelated objects, that’s when I tune out. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bizarre-science/

When You're A Gardener In A Graveyard, You're Bound To Find Some Weird Things

When You’re A Gardener In A Graveyard, You’re Bound To Find Some Weird Things

There are a lot of jobs out there that might be considered creepy, and being a graveyard gardener would probably top most people’s lists. As is the case with other gardeners, these folks are tasked with beautifying outdoor spaces. But all that beauty is bound to be interrupted when you make a living planting flowers next to headstones. First and foremost, graveyard gardeners are charged with cleaning up old flowers that have been left behind by visitors. iStock A friend of Redditor Gombotz is a graveyard gardener, and he found this creepy-looking doll on a grave one day while he was cleaning up. Reddit / Gombotz Along with the doll was this bizarre note that contained a grid of numbers. A few Redditors pointed out that it looked like a Punnett square. Reddit / Gombotz People in the comments section came to a few startling conclusions about the doll. iStock […]

These Quotes From Apollo Astronauts Might Make You Believe In Aliens

These Quotes From Apollo Astronauts Might Make You Believe In Aliens

When Americans first landed on the moon back in 1969, it inspired a wave of excitement about space travel. Many believed that this excitement would lead to settlements on the moon, which would make mankind an interplanetary species. Sadly, that never happened. Could that be because the first men on the moon weren’t alone up there? It sounds like an outlandish claim, but judging by these NASA transcripts from the Apollo missions, there might be some truth to it. Apollo 8 iStock Here’s an excerpt from that mission: 03 16 44 39 LMP: There’s a strange light down there.03 16 h4 45 CDR: Is it a bonfire?03 16 24 47 LMP: It might be campfires.03 16 h5 03 C5: How does it look? Apollo 11 WIkipedia This one is especially scary. 03 08 20 18 IRP: That’s a spectacular crater.03 08 20 23 CDR: Did you shoot some pictures while […]

These 9 Pictures Prove That Rasputin Was An Absolute Monster

These 9 Pictures Prove That Rasputin Was An Absolute Monster

If you’re at all familiar with Russian history, then you know the story of Grigori Rasputin. Rasputin was a religious mystic who was welcomed into the family of the Tsar after claiming that he could cure their son of his hemophilia. Rasputin was certainly no doctor, but in the mind of Alexandra Feodorovna — the Tsar’s wife — the man had magical healing powers. Rasputin is seen as a controversial figure to this day, and the extent of his influence over Tsarist politics is still up for debate. Getty Images It’s generally accepted that Rasputin exerted influence over the shy Feodorovna and inserted himself into the royal family. Getty Images From his secure position of favor with the Tsarina, Rasputin was free to do as he pleased. However, his inappropriate behavior quickly tarnished his reputation among nobles. Getty Images This animosity led to an assassination attempt that happened shortly before […]

This Insect From New Zealand Is Harmless, But It Looks Pretty Disturbing

This Insect From New Zealand Is Harmless, But It Looks Pretty Disturbing

New Zealand is best known as the bafflingly beautiful country where Peter Jackson filmed “The Lord of the Rings.” Even though Middle Earth is a fictional setting, New Zealand is about as close as you can get to a fantasy world. Because of its isolation, plant and animal life in New Zealand has developed a bit differently. As a result, the country is home to rich biodiversity and some seriously unique critters. And one of those creatures is the terrifyingly large (but totally harmless) weta bug. Wikipedia Wetas are among the largest insects in the animal kingdom. Up close, they look a lot like mutant grasshoppers. Multiple species of these creepy bugs can be found in different regions across New Zealand. Wikipedia Most of them have powerful and fearsome-looking mandibles, as you can see in the picture below. Wikipedia Luckily for us humans, wetas are not aggressive and hardly ever […]

Here's Why You Always Show Up Early For Your Flight...This Guy Is Crazy

Here’s Why You Always Show Up Early For Your Flight…This Guy Is Crazy

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Most airports and airlines suggest that you arrive at least two hours before your scheduled flight. This ensures that you’ll have enough time to get your boarding pass, go through security, and find your gate. Two hours might seem excessive, but it’s always better to be a little early than it is to be late, especially when it comes to air travel. If you miss your flight, there’s not a whole lot that anyone can do about it. There’s no way to get on the plane once the doors have closed…unless you happen to be very motivated and are okay with breaking several laws to do so, that is. The guy in the video below, who jumped from a jet bridge and ran across the tarmac to catch his flight from Madrid to Gran Canaria, Spain, happens to be that kind of person. In case you’re […]

Nothing To See Here...Just An 18-Foot Python Trying To Cross The Road

Nothing To See Here…Just An 18-Foot Python Trying To Cross The Road

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Have we as a society ever definitively concluded why the chicken chose to cross the road? I believe the reason why was to get to the other side. I know that’s a controversial stance on the matter, which is why I’m going to distract you with another question: Why did the 18-foot python cross the road? That’s the question South African motorists are asking themselves after witnessing a giant python cross a highway in the country’s Kruger National Park. Dash cam footage shows the massive snake slithering out into the middle of the road before disappearing into a giant pothole. Luckily, drivers were good sports about the massive snake and let it get where it was going before continuing on their way. (via The Daily Mail) So there you have it. The python crossed the road to get to the giant pothole right in the middle. […]

After A Crack Opened Up In The Ground, This Entire River Disappeared

After A Crack Opened Up In The Ground, This Entire River Disappeared

Despite hundreds of years of research into how the Earth works, it still manages to surprise us fairly often. Sometimes these surprises are interesting and beneficial to life, other times though, they catch us off guard with devastating consequences. What recently happened in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz falls into the latter category. For hundreds of years, the Atoyac River has been a vital part of life for residents of Veracruz. But earlier this month, the entire body of water literally disappeared overnight. Flickr / Scott & Emily www.wegoslow.com It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but here are before and after photos of the river. Llaman a “salvar” el río Atoyac. Agustín Mollinedo dijo que aún se conserva el nacimiento https://t.co/Vkinen4dg2 pic.twitter.com/J5CdTkDGZG — El Universal (@El_Universal_Mx) March 3, 2016 The culprit? A large hole in the riverbed. On Sunday night, residents said they heard a […]